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Introducing the 2015-16 Student Council Executive Board

Screenshot from Wildcat Productions video
Current graduating seniors Joey Pucino (second from left), Jenny Pahng (second from right), and Shannon Roche (far right), will be replaced on the Student Council Executive Board next year by newcomers Alejandro Garcia-Escobar, Jordan Mitchell, Daniel Oh, Alyssa Seefeldt, and Kien Tran, who will join incumbents Cameron Chen (far left) and Dolores Palmieri (middle).

This year’s Student Council Executive Board elections were held on March 24, and the winners were juniors Cameron Chen, Jordan Mitchell, Dolores Palmeri, and Alyssa Seefeldt, and sophomores Alo Garcia-Escobar, Daniel Oh, and Kien Tran.

StuCo has been tremendously involved in school affairs this year, and the new seven-person (instead of this year’s five-person) Exec Board aspires to achieve new heights in school leadership.

“StuCo’s goal is to improve a student’s school experience and make it more enjoyable, whether that be through dances, helping charities like the blood drive or [Feed My Starving Children], or even just listening to students’ two cents about the school,” said newly elected board member Oh. “Hopefully the new Exec Board can help the StuCo improve next year with fresh minds, and each person being placed in a job they are truly passionate about.”

Within the Executive Board, there are numerous positions that include everything from video directing to philanthropy management. And, although it isn’t yet known which members will hold what positions, several of them have a good idea of what they want.

“We don’t know at this point which positions will be given to whom, but I am shooting for being in charge of videos and film. Alo would like to be the one who talks to outside businesses and companies. Cam Chen [will] obviously [be] the President!” predicted Oh. “I don’t know about the rest. We figure that out at the end of the year.”

Regardless of who gets what position within the board, the group elected last month is hoping to continue its school leadership efforts through next year.

“When people are voting, they are looking for [candidates] who give off the impression of a fantastic leader,” asserted Oh. “Whether it be their posters, how they act in the hallways, or what people say about them, they want to know if the [candidate] they’re going to vote for is funny, a strong leader, cool, or talented. If this person is going to be in charge of the school for a year, they better be good.”

Oh has faith in the general student body’s appraisal of candidates’ character in a vacuum, but he recognizes how much things like posters can help. In fact, he specifically designed all of his posters to relate to pop culture and make people laugh. One of his posters, for example, featured Oh as the “left shark” from Katy Perry’s Super Bowl performance earlier this year. Clever signs certainly don’t diminish any candidate’s legitimacy, Oh said, but instead they help garner votes from those who may otherwise not have voted and from undecided voters.

Posters for Class Board elections will begin going up in the halls this week, and election day for Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Class Councils will take place on Tuesday, April 28.

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